Master of Arts Child, Youth & Family Studies

  • Master of Arts Child, Youth & Family Studies
  • CWL09 (Carlow) – CWW01 (Wicklow) – CWX01 (Wexford)
  • 90 credits
  • 9
  • 2 years part-time
  • TBC
  • Overview
  • Subjects
  • Entry Requirements
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
  • Contact us

Overview

The Master of Arts in Child, Youth and Family Studies provides learners with a range of critical and analytical tools to enable them to manage and lead services that develop the potential of children, youth and families and envision new possibilities for better service provision in the sector. The programme is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and competencies required by the sector and to provide future leaders of Child, Youth and Family services in Ireland and abroad. The programme aims to educate learners to high levels of contemporary and comparative theoretical awareness in fields central to services provision (transitions across the lifespan, cultural diversity, youth and families) and to create an atmosphere of rigorous academic enquiry and writing. Learners will develop a deep and integrated knowledge of contemporary child, youth and family theory and practice, and the sector within which child, youth and family services operate.
NOTE: Specific modules may be subject to amendment after our 2021 programmatic review.

Subjects

Contemporary issues in Childhood & Youth Studies
Applied Psychology
Perspectives on Family & Society
Leadership, Strategy & Governance
Research Methods & Dissertation
Elective Subjects
Addiction Studies
Adult and Community Education
Youth Justice
Child and Family Rights

Entry Requirements

Programme participants are required to hold a Level 8 degree (with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours) in the following areas:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Applied Social Studies
  • Social and Community Studies
  • Youth and Community

or a primary Level 8 degree in Social Sciences or cognate area (minimum 2nd class honours). Candidates with significant experience in the social sciences (as determined by SETU Carlow’s Recognised Priorn Learning (RPL) policy), in addition to an honours primary degree in another discipline area may also be considered for entry. Applicants applying for entry via routes other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with SETU Carlow’s Recognised Priorn Learning (RPL) policy.
NOTE: Specific modules may be subject to amendment after our 2021 programmatic review.

PAC Codes & Fees

Programme Code Programme Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
CWB03 Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies Carlow Full-time €5,500 Full details available on the Admissions-Postgraduate pages
CWL09 Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies  Carlow Part-time €7,400*  
CWX01 Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies  Wexford Part-time  €7,400*  
CWW01 Master of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies  Wicklow Part-time  €7,400*  
CWBO4 Postgraduate Diploma of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies Carlow Full-time €4,800  
CWX02 Postgraduate Diploma of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies  Wexford Part-time €5,500  
CWL10 Postgraduate Diploma of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies  Carlow Part-time €5,500  
CWW02 Postgraduate Diploma of Arts in Child, Youth & Family Studies  Wicklow Part-time €5,500  
  * Fees for our University Major Award graduates  only €5,500        

How to Apply

Register online at www.pac.ie/itcw

Contact us

Email: lll.cw@setu.ie